DeKay’s Sources: GeT_RiGhT to step down from Ninjas in Pyjamas lineup - Dexerto

DeKay’s Sources: GeT_RiGhT to step down from Ninjas in Pyjamas lineup

Published: 26/Sep/2019 14:54 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 18:17

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis


Legendary Swedish Counter-Strike player Christopher ‘GeT_RiGhT’ Alesund has stepped down from the Ninjas in Pyjamas active roster, according to multiple sources close to the team.

It is expected that Simon ‘twist’ Eliasson will take his place, starting with at least DreamHack Masters Malmö next month. 

Earlier in the year, the NiP organization announced that they had started talks with GeT_RiGhT about his future with the team upon the acquisition of Nicolas ‘Plopski’ Gonzalez Zamora.

ESLGeT_RiGhT has had a challenging year with NiP.

They stated that he would remain with them for the StarLadder Berlin Major while they searched for a suitable long term replacement. The statement has since been deleted, but multiple sources confirm GeT_RiGhT made the decision to step down to the bench on his own. 

Update, September 26, 12PM EST: Following the publication of this article, Ninjas in Pyjamas have officially confirmed that GeT_RiGhT is no longer an active member of their CS:GO roster.

They also state “filling GeT_RiGhT’s shoes is no easy task but we believe we have found the right person for the job.”

GeT_RiGhT is one of only a few players in Counter-Strike history to be able to claim that they were legitimately in the conversation as the best player in the world across multiple versions of the game.

He was a key member of Fnatic’s impressive world number one CS 1.6 team in 2009 and he continued to be a top performer right up until the switch to CS:GO, taking second place in HLTV’s top 20 rankings in both 2010 and 2011.

Adela Sznajder/ESLGeT_RiGhT is rightly recognized as a legend across multiple versions of Counter-Strike.

The Swede adapted to Global Offensive quickly and was the figurehead of NiP’s dominant roster that went on an incredible 87-0 map winning streak on LAN. GeT_RiGhT took the top spot in HLTV’s top 20 player rankings in both 2013 and 2014 and helped his NiP teammates finally claim a CS:GO Major at ESL One Cologne 2014.

In the years that followed, GeT_RiGhT gradually dropped down the rankings as an individual player but continued to be a respected member of the NiP core. While his stats began to decline even further in 2018 and 2019, it still came as a shock to many to hear that his future with the team was uncertain

NiP’s current roster consists of:

  • Patrik “f0rest” Lindberg
  • Fredrik “REZ” Sterner
  • Jonas “Lekr0” Olofsson
  • Nicolas “Plopski” Gonzalez Zamora
    • Faruk “pita” Pita (coach)

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.